Breast reduction surgeries are usually performed under general anesthesia. Often, there are a few incisions made to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. In some cases, excess fat is removed through liposuction. If the breast size is primarily due to fatty tissue and excess skin is not a factor, liposuction alone might be the only procedure needed.
Several common surgical techniques can be used to reduce the size of your breasts. Dr. Larsen will determine which is best for you by identifying your aesthetic goals. He will consider such factors as your specific breast composition, the amount of reduction desired, and your personal preferences.
In a typical breast reduction surgery, there will be visible scars after the surgery. However, they will usually be concealed under a swimsuit or bra, and will fade significantly with time. After the incision has been made, the areola can be reduced in size, and excess tissue will be removed. Then the remaining tissue can be resculpted lifted and shaped to a more pleasing contour.
Then the incisions are closed using sutures that are placed deep in the tissue. This also helps to support your newly sculpted breasts as they heal. Sutures and surgical tape are used to close the incisions in the skin, and dressing and bandages are placed on top of the incisions.